Major League Soccer closing in on NFL, NBA, MLB in U.S.A.

Former United States international¬†Landon Donovan¬†has said he believes Major League Soccer will soon challenge the country’s more established sports in terms of popularity.

MLS sits behind NFL and NBA in terms of viewership in the U.S., but Donovan — who won six MLS Cups with San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy — pointed to issues within their rival sports when suggesting soccer will move up the rankings.

Fees for purchasing an MLS club have risen from around $40 million to $300m, and Donovan said these higher prices are evidence of more and more interest in the sport.

“Finally, Major League Soccer is very …

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